During the season we’re able to enjoy many meetings between Real Madrid and Barcelona with the pitch as a battlefield. On the contrary, during the summer, the battlefield is the office and Florentino Pérez and Josep Maria Bartomeu are the players here. The last war was triggered because of Dani Ceballos, a target for Real Madrid and Barcelona.
Dani Ceballos shone in the European Championship U-21 in Poland and he also played great in the last games of the season with Betis. Real Madrid, FC Barcelona and Atlético Madrid were following the player but the two giants have accelerated to get him on board.
Now, FC Barcelona seemed closer to sign him. Lorenzo Serra Ferrer, former FC Barcelona manager and now working for Betis, said that he wrote some positive reports about Dani Ceballos for the Catalan club. FC Barcelona want to sign some midfielder in the summer and, although they are chasing PSG player Marco Verratti, Dani Ceballos has become a priority.
Besides, Barcelona don’t want to lose another youngster, as they did with Marco Asensio. The Catalan bosses are still angry after losing the opportunity to sign the young Mallorca winger. For this reason, they are focused on getting Dani Ceballos on board.
The price is quite affordable for both clubs, €15M, so they only need to convince the player. Dani Ceballos might have more options to have more minutes at FC Barcelona, giving the competitors in the squad. However, he published some offensive tweets about Catalonia and FC Barcelona in the past that could be seen very negatively by Barça fans.
Meanwhile, Real Madrid will try to convince Ceballos that the best option would be joining the club. He keeps very good relationship with his team-mates in the Spanish national team under 21 Marco Asensio, Marcos Llorente and Jesús Vallejo. Perhaps, this can also make a difference in the decision.